For those daunted by the prospect of reading the 800-page, structurally ambitious novel The Luminaries, there’s good news: The Booker Prize-winning behemoth is coming to the small screen.
British producer Andrew Woodhead has signed on to helm a TV miniseries based on the 19th century mystery novel, which focuses on a gold rush and its impact on a New Zealand town. The book’s author, 28-year-old Eleanor Catton, told the Greymouth Star that she thought The Luminaries’ length would better lend itself to a television series, rather than a Hollywood film. She also said she was keen on filming in her native New Zealand, because “there are so many stretches that are untouched. To create a 19th century location on the [New Zealand west coast] wouldn’t be hard.”
Of course, seeing as how there aren’t any directors or actors attached to the project as of yet, anyone who prefers to read the book before seeing the screen-version should get cracking.
- What We Know So Far About the Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
- Beyoncé's Album of the Year Snub Fits Into the Grammys' Long History of Overlooking Black Women
- How the U.S. Shot Down the Alleged Chinese Spy Balloon
- Effective Altruism Has a Toxic Culture of Sexual Harassment and Abuse, Women Say
- Inside Bolsonaro's Surreal New Life as a Florida Man—and MAGA Darling
- 'Return to Office' Plans Spell Trouble for Working Moms
- 8 Ways to Read More Books—and Why You Should
- Why Aren't Movies Sexy Anymore?
- How Logan Paul's Crypto Empire Fell Apart